Re: Microsoft time
"(This would have been with Win95, maybe 98, with thin coax)"
Ah, Win 98! Back in the day, the latest version of Firebird no longer supported Win 3.11, so I reluctantly* decided to retire my old 486 after over a decades worth of use, and purchased a second hand PII machine with Win 98 loaded on it.
Hooked up the two with a LapLink cable, and started transferring the hundreds of megabytes of files across.
The transfer time was given as 1. (string of numbers)E(two digits) minutes!
Left it running nights, and every night the 98 machine would crash, leaving the Win 3.11 machine waiting**.
The transfer took the better part of three weeks.
*I had beaten, bullied, and abused that machine into performing exactly how I wanted it to perform, I was loath to give it up.
**Used Calmira as the UI on Win 3.11. It made it remarkably bulletproof. http://www.calmira.de/